General Manager, Strategy and Corporate Development
Roger Premo leads as IBM’s General Manager, Strategy and Corporate Development, reporting to James J. Kavanaugh, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Roger’s team is responsible for shaping the overall IBM strategy, including the company’s focus on Hybrid Cloud and Artificial Intelligence, across all of IBM’s business units. The team also leads corporate development, including portfolio management and investment activities.
Roger joined IBM in May 2020 from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was a Managing Director and Partner in the Boston office. At BCG he was the global sector leader for Software and SaaS, serving a range of clients from startups to established software leaders. At BCG, Roger was also a leader in Gamma, BCG’s Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics team. Prior to BCG he held a number of leadership and technical roles in B2B software startups.
Roger earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and serves on the board of the Majira Project, an organization enabling growth for small businesses led by founders of color.